There’s no denying Argentina is a land of spectacular beauty; its northernmost provinces are dominated by dusty deserts and lush jungles, while the contrasting landscapes of the far south are made up of glistening glaciers, snow-capped mountains and cobalt blue lagoons. It is this southern region of Patagonia that has inspired an AYRES collection of the same name.
From hikers to writers, and nature-lovers to honeymooners, Patagonia enthrals anyone in search of adventure, open space and picturesque romance.
The eastern tip is prime whale-watcher territory. Home to the Reserva Faunística Peninsula Valdés, Puerto Madryn is the place to witness majestic Orca and Southern Right Whales frolic in the waters, just metres away from South America’s biggest penguin colony – an unforgettable sight.
They say Bariloche is the ‘Switzerland of South America’ – think neat chocolate box houses, deep-blue lakes framed by the stunning snow-capped Andes mountains. No wonder it’s popular with outdoor adventurers. Trekkers and hikers will also love the scenic trails around El Chaltén, most leading to the Fitzroy and Torre mountains. Two pristine rivers and ethereal lagoons surround the area. AYRES’s Patagonia range replicates these lakeside views and the crisp freshness of the clear air with its refreshing lavender, bergamot, patchouli and fir aromas.
Near to El Chaltén is another of Patagonia’s beautiful attributes: the world-famous Perito Moreno glacier, magnificent in its glistening bluey-whiteness and sheer magnitude. Witness one of nature’s most enthralling shows as great chunks of ice rupture and crumble into the lagoon below, letting out what sounds like a loud roar.
Only the most adventurous travellers make it as far as the remote Tierra del Fuego, a nature-rich archipelago. But those who do are rewarded with rugged landscapes, forests and more glaciers. All these sights, sounds and scents are experiences of a lifetime; and while a trip to Patagonia should be top of everyone’s list, you can also bring a little Patagonia into your own home with AYRES’s bar soaps, lotions and shower creams from the best-selling range inspired by this unique corner of the world.